Yersinia enterocolitica

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Yer·sin·i·a en·ter·o·co·li·ti·ca

a bacterial species that causes yersiniosis in humans; it is found in the feces and lymph nodes of sick and healthy animals, including humans, in material likely to be contaminated with feces, and in the cadavers of cattle, rabbits, hares, dogs, guinea pigs, horses, monkeys, pigs, and sheep; it replicates at refrigerator temperatures and has been associated with contamination of blood and blood products.

Yersinia enterocolitica

a ubiquitous species isolated from mammals, birds, and frogs, and from material contaminated by feces; it is transmitted by infected food and water and by person-to-person contact and causes yersiniosis in humans. Some strains produce a heat-stable exterotoxin.

Yer·sin·i·a en·ter·o·co·li·ti·ca

(yĕr-sin'ē-ă en'tĕr-ō-kō-lit'i-kă)
A bacterial species that causes yersiniosis in humans; it is found in the feces and lymph nodes of sick and healthy animals, including humans, and in material contaminated with feces.

Yersin,

Alexandre Émil Jean, Swiss bacteriologist and surgeon, 1863-1943.
Yersinia enterocolitica - a species causing yersiniosis.
Yersinia pestis - a species causing plague. Synonym(s): Kitasato bacillus
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis - a species causing pseudotuberculosis in birds and rodents; rarely in humans Synonym(s): Pasteurella pestis
yersiniosis - infectious disease caused by Yersinia enterocolitica.

Yer·sin·i·a en·ter·o·co·li·ti·ca

(yĕr-sin'ē-ă en'tĕr-ō-kō-lit'i-kă)
A bacterial species that causes yersiniosis in humans; found in feces and lymph nodes of sick and healthy animals, including humans, and in material contaminated with feces.

Yersinia

a genus of ovoid or rod-shaped, nonencapsulated, gram-negative bacteria in the family Enterobacteriaceae.

Yersinia enterocolitica
often carried by many animal species, especially pigs, and associated with sporadic diarrhea in humans and animals. Farmed deer are highly susceptible.
Yersinia pestis
causes bubonic plague in humans and sylvatic plague in rodents and cats.
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
causes yersiniosis in laboratory animals, wild rodents and domestic species, including cattle, sheep and cats. See also pyemic hepatitis.
Yersinia ruckeri
causes enteric redmouth and salmonid blood spot disease especially of Atlantic salmon fry and parr.
Yersinia tularensis
see francisellatularensis.